Well, what an interesting year it has been! Very tough on the travel industry, which was the first to be hit and will be the very last to recover. In these hard times I’ve had to dig deep and pivot my business, as before COVID-19, 95% of my revenue came from international travel.
I was introduced to a company called In This Life Wellness Travel and their course for travel agents intrigued me as I’ve always loved wellness. Come on, we all love a good pamper be it a massage, facial, a yoga class or exotic treatment whilst on holidays. I joined up and was part of the inaugural training for travel agents. I loved every minute of the course and I was so inspired by what I had learned that I thought I would organise my first wellness retreat at The Anchorage in Port Stephens, just a 2.5-hour drive North of Sydney.
I planned every minute detail as that’s what personal travel managers do and my first Wellness by Tanya Ladies Retreat became a reality on the 5-8th November 2020. I had an amazing group of 10 ladies as I wanted a small group to create a nurturing and caring environment to promote wellness. Some of the activities that were on offer were daily yoga/pilates, daily meditation, 2-hour pampering sessions, one on one Reiki and naturopathy sessions, health talks, resilience workshop, free time to re-charge and lots of healthy gourmet eating. The food at The Anchorage was amazing! My retreat was a total success and even exceeded my expectations and I was thrilled that the ladies got so much out of the retreat and they were eager to start on their wellness journey, as let’s face it, 2020 was a very stressful year for everyone.
I am organising another Wellness by Tanya Retreat in March 2021 and also corporate retreats. The corporate retreat will include a lot of my original inclusions as well as team-building workshops and workshops on mindset, wellness/health and resilience, focusing on corporate environments. Each corporate wellness retreat will be personally created for the company’s needs and will be for a maximum of 20 people to ensure its success. If you are interested in organising a corporate retreat for your business, please contact me here.
After my retreat in November 2020, I received some wonderful testimonials from my clients. This is what they said: